It's been a while since we've heard something truly fun from the Super Furry Animals. Their last few albums have been mostly drab and dare I say stuffy affairs, sorely lacking in the melodies and adventurous atmosphere that we last heard on Rings Around The World. With their latest album Hey Venus!, they may not have made a complete turnaround, but there are at least traces of the Super Furries we once knew. The Beach Boys harmonies, fuzzed out guitars and eclectic synthesizers are at their most potent towards the middle of the album, where we get songs like "Into The Night" and "Neo Consumer". Despite the fact that it's a surprisingly short record, the highlights are a lot more enjoyable than just about anything they've put out in the past five years.
» Bonus Track: Neo Consumer
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